Costières de Nîmes: Château Roubaud Rouge 2017
The red Costières de Nîmes wine from Château Roubaud is made from a blend of 30% each of Syrah, Grenache Noir and Carignan along with 10% Cinsault. Bursting with ripe garrigue fruit over earthy tannins and scrubland scents, this crowd-pleasing, chest-thumping red wine is the perfect foil for robust, rustic dishes - cassoulet or pot au feu spring to mind.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Languedoc, Costières de Nîmes|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache Noir, Syrah|
|Cellarage||Ready to drink on release but will age happily for 2-3 years.|
|Vinification||The grapes are picked at optimum ripeness and made by the saignant method - a process whereby the wine is made by running off a certain amount of free-run juice from just-crushed dark-skinned grapes after a short, pre-fermentation maceration. The resulting wine has a dark pink appearance.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
Château Roubaud (Guillaume Molinier)
Château Roubaud has been in the Molinier family for five generations and, today, covers 84 hectares producing just under half a million bottles a year. The wines are among the most highly rated of the region and are frequent medal winners at wine competitions in Paris. The Molinier wines are reassuringly old school and unresconstructed, offering excellent value.View more wines from this producer...